Tool for capturing screencasts directly from Emacs.
- To use it, simply call
- A new smaller frame will popup and recording starts.
- When you’re finished, hit
View screencasts are generated in ogv format, and you can even pause
the recording with
F11! You can also convert the
.ogv file to a
gif by issuing the command
If you want to record without a popup frame, use
camcorder.el uses the Names and the
cl-lib packages, so if you’re installing
manually you need to install those too.
For the recording,
camcorder.el uses the following linux utility:
For the conversion to gif, you will either one of the following two options:
- ffmpeg, or
- mplayer and imagemagick.
If you have these, it should work out of the box. If you use something
else, you should still be able to get
camcorder.el work by
If camcorder.el seems to pick an incorrect window id (differing from the
wminfo returns), you can change
camcorder-window-id-offset from its
default value of 0.
If you the recording ends and the emacs window seems to have frozen try pressing C-g, this maybe caused by your shell if your using fish for example. You can use the below to make emacs use bash which should fix this issue.
(setq shell-file-name "/bin/bash")